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Krijnen, Inelotte (author)
In future decades, coasts will be exposed to increasing risks because of climate change and sea level rise, which poses an increased threat of coastal inundation, erosion and ecosystem loss. The natural variability of coasts can make it difficult to identify these impacts. Most beaches worldwide show evidence of recent erosion. Sea level rise is...
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van Dijk, Bob (author)
Rapid intake of intermittent generation units, more decentralised production and electrification of demand impose serious challenges on transmission- and distribution electricity grids. Part of this challenge is an increasing amount of congestion on the grids. The Dutch redispatch market for congestion management needs to be adapted to include...
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Squillace, Pietro (author)
The Europa Lander is a mission by NASA to land scientific instruments on the Jovian Moon by 2030. The current design of the landing system envisions fixed landing legs with the lander being lowered down at very low velocities (≈ 0.1 m/s) by use of a Skycrane. This latter system not only adds mass, but also requires complicated moving parts and a...
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Giordano, Antonio (author)
Interplanetary CubeSat missions enable low-cost exploration missions, in which the design of a primary propulsion system becomes crucial. Emphasis is put on an autonomous Mars mission starting from a parking orbit around Earth: chemical propulsion systems are characterized by high thrust levels and allow fast Earth escape manoeuvres. In recent...
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de Vringer, Stefan (author)
Realistic vehicle routing problems have been highly relevant for years in a wide variety of domains. One such domain is food delivery, where well-crafted routes can reduce costs and contribute to customer satisfaction. This thesis formulates a problem variant for the restaurant meal delivery problem in order to examine the reoptimization of meal...
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Leon Dasi, Mireia (author)
The number of space objects has largely increased in the recent years, becoming a considerable threat to the present and future of satellite operations and human spaceflight. This introduces a need to accurately compute the risk of collision between satellites and space debris. Current methodologies are limited by the type of encounter and the...
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Aduru, Sai Saran (author)
The dark flight of the meteorite in the atmosphere complicates the estimation of the impact point on the Earth’s surface. The irregular shape of the meteorite affects the aerodynamic forces during the dark flight, which can influence the trajectory of the meteorite. This further complicates the meteorite recovery. Limited knowledge of the...
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van der Grift, Rebekka (author)
Aircraft noise and its impact is one of the biggest challenges the aviation industry faces today. At airports, the number of operations and the flight routes are driven by the noise impact on the surrounding communities. To predict the expected aircraft noise levels around airports, noise models are used. The accuracy of these models is thus of...
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Visserman, Douke (author)
The incumbent dominant design for hydrogen production used in refineries in the Netherlands is producing grey hydrogen using steam methane reforming with CO2 as byproduct. Therefore, the current incumbent hydrogen production technology used in refineries in the Netherlands is unsustainable. However, it is still unclear which hydrogen production...
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Panse, Sahil (author)
With the increasing availability of sensor data to monitor the health of systems and components, maintenance is encountering a shift from the traditional preventive and corrective methodologies to a predictive approach. Given that maintenance, repair and overhaul are a significant operational cost to organizations, it is imperative that the...
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Kluwen, Daan (author)
Rehabilitation robotics is a rapidly growing field in the engineering industry. Due to the high repeatability of motion, high therapy costs, and lack of proper quantitative assessment of patient status and progress, rehabilitation centers could benefit from the introduction of robotics. One such device already commercially available is the...
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Poland, Jelle (author)
Several structural models that could serve as building blocks for a next-generation FSI-based kite design tool have been developed. The models represent the leading-edge inflatable V3 soft wing membrane kite of Kitepower B.V., by using a wireframe multi-plate representation. Where the shape deformations are calculated using bridle line system...
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Leeuwis, Matto (author)
Many wheelchair users, such as the elderly or children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD), rely on a caregiver to push them. The lack of eye contact between the wheelchair user and caregiver hinders communication and can even be dangerous, for example for children with epilepsy. Conventional wheelchairs place the...
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van Pelt, Tess (author)
Introduction: Although being the most advanced spinal stabilization method, pedicle screw fixation has an increased number of complications compared to other surgical procedures, due to the complex spinal anatomy, large inter-patient anatomical variability, and the highly vulnerable surrounding tissue of the spine. Screw fixation strength can be...
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Chia, Francis (author)
Auto sector corporations are increasingly disclosing climate targets given the need to transition, which presents risks. However, institutional investors have yet to develop knowledge in climate science to assess the risk concretely. Instead, they rely on qualitative measurement such as the Environmental, Social, Governance factors for climate...
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Novell Morell, Mònica (author)
Tailings storage facilities (TSF) are engineered structures that retain mixed waste material (known as mine tailings material) from mining processes in liquid or slurry form. One of the issues regarding TSF management is the lack of site investigation and sample analyses, which cause the uncertainty of geotechnical properties of mine tailings...
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Ahmad, Hanzalah (author)
Active materials are a type of material that can respond to external stimuli and change their physical properties as a response. Neutrally stable compliant mechanisms are a class of compliant mechanisms that use the flexibility of their members to deform and maintain that deformed configuration without requiring external work. In order to make a...
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Müller, Rob (author)
Abstract—Spinal fusion surgery is an operation in which two or more adjacent vertebrae are rigidly connected, with the goal to remedy spinal instability, deformation of the vertebrae, or a herniated intervertebral disc. Vertebrae are conventionally fixated by means of pedicle screws, the downsides of which are accidental cortical wall breaches...
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Callebaut, Kilian (author)
In highly complex sources of data for pattern recognition, like audio, it is hard to obtain a set of information that is both extensively annotated and includes the wide variety of interfering noises that real life applications would encounter. In order to address these issues, information sharing techniques were devised, known as multi-task...
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Meij, Joep (author)
Limited stroke automatic watch winding poses a challenge due to the proof mass range being smaller than the input displacements. Traditionally the proof mass is connected to the mainspring by a linear reduction transmission however this setup only functions effectively for specific accelerations. This paper proposes to use a nonlinear...
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